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Old 07-22-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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to do with wiring in a Muff Fan inside a refrigerator.

This is on a need to know basis as I will take it to our electrician. You have this fan to install as our coils freeze up and interior objects seem to hold water on the outside of the packaging how do I stop this? Will a Muff Fan do the trick or a old Computer fan and if it will how do I install wiring in a closed Box with no electrical on the inside. We do not go away for 3 day nor do we plug in any where for a long time, we might plug in once every two weeks to dump, get a shower, more water etc. and so on. I hate to use 2-3 AA batteries as that will cost us a fortune after 3-4 months on the road. So how do I fish power into the closed unit to keep the fans running and how often do I run this fan each and every 24 hour period to stop the coils from freezing up causing every thing to get wet.
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thats a pretty confusing set of statements and questions.

what trailer is this? what model refrigerator? I assume you are putting this fan on the outside condensor coils ?

the bit about inside objects holding water, you're talking about condensation on the things inside your fridge? never heard of anyone adding a fan inside their fridge.

I empty our fridge after each trip (or maybe monthly if I'm traveling in humid areas), put everything in a icebox temporarily, shut the fridge off, and leave it open on a warm day, maybe use a hair dryer to defrost the interior heat exchanger plates, with towels to absorb the melt and condensation, get the interior of things completely dry, then fire the fridge back up and restock it. if the stuff got wet in the icebox, I dry off each can, bottle, jar, etc before putting back in the fridge.
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thats a pretty confusing set of statements and questions.

what trailer is this? what model refrigerator? I assume you are putting this fan on the outside condensor coils ?

the bit about inside objects holding water, you're talking about condensation on the things inside your fridge? never heard of anyone adding a fan inside their fridge.

I empty our fridge after each trip (or maybe monthly if I'm traveling in humid areas), put everything in a icebox temporarily, shut the fridge off, and leave it open on a warm day, maybe use a hair dryer to defrost the interior heat exchanger plates, with towels to absorb the melt and condensation, get the interior of things completely dry, then fire the fridge back up and restock it. if the stuff got wet in the icebox, I dry off each can, bottle, jar, etc before putting back in the fridge.
:I read here that someone did on the inside getting power through the drip tube? I can understand doing it in the back because then I can get to the power but what I need to know is how often should this fan run, we run our Fridge/freezer 24/7 One reason is to keep my drugs cool when not in use. This rule was what my Pharmacist said to do. John so how do I keep the coils on the inside from freezing up and the condensation from stopping.
By the way thanks for answering.
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The purpose of a fan inside a fridge is to circulate the air to equalize temperature. This one claims to run for 30 days on a couple of D cells.

fridge fan

I have never used one so I can't speak to how well they work.

Condensation occurs when warm meets cold. You might try cooling things before you put them in the fridge if possible.
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Peter, your door gasket may be worn a bit and letting in the outside air causing your problem. Your door may be out of adjustment also.
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The purpose of a fan inside a fridge is to circulate the air to equalize temperature. This one claims to run for 30 days on a couple of D cells.

fan fridge

I have never used one so I can't speak to how well they work.

Condensation occurs when warm meets cold. You might try cooling things before you put them in the fridge if possible.
:John and Raz I no longer have a trailer, we travel to much for one of those so we now have Winnebago Trend, gets pretty good mpg, twin beds, but will sleep 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults. My wife likes a soft bed and I Like a hard bed actually hardest Foam I can buy. Thanks for the answers I'm going to look into that interior Fan and when we get back in November a Muffin Fan.
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Peter, your door gasket may be worn a bit and letting in the outside air causing your problem. Your door may be out of adjustment also.
ave we check it out and it was passed as this unit only had 8,000 KM's it when we bought it.
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Safe travels.
: ya after hearing of all those people dying on Hwy97 in the North first a australian fellow and his girl friend shot dead then dumped into a ditch, tow youngsters from Vancouver Island, then 2 or more in a Truck with a Camper on the back and I guess they must of had the sniffer dogs out as they found another person in a ditch dead about 3-400 feet away. This all Happened in the last 3-4 weeks. sure glad we did that trip last year.
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From what I've heard, using a fan that will run through 16 gauge or smaller wire is fine to just run through the fridge door. Not through the door, but just close the door on the wire. The gasket should still seal around it. This is how a lot of people run a temperate probe.

I have one of these, and 2 D batteries tend to last me somewhere between 2-3 months. That's good enough for me, though I wish I could get rechargeables.
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We have always used a two D type fridge fan to keep the air circulating. It has really helped in keeping the temps even throughout, whether full or emptier.
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The purpose of a fan inside a fridge is to circulate the air to equalize temperature. This one claims to run for 30 days on a couple of D cells.

fridge fan

I have never used one so I can't speak to how well they work.

Condensation occurs when warm meets cold. You might try cooling things before you put them in the fridge if possible.

I use one and they work reasonably well for making temperature fairly even through out the box. (i.e. No temperature gradients that are of concern)
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I did some research before buying the Camco Airator. Overall it had much better feedback than the Valturra. YMMV and Happy Trails!
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Refri fan

I am trying a 4 inch fan powered by USP cord. Using inside the refri. Bought on Amazon.
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